The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 6 15 8
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Contract jobs citing Windows 49 27 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 12.83% 7.40% 12.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.01% 49.09% 64.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 26
Median daily rate £294 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.61% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £201 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £405 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 10
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £11.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 - £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 - £14.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 71 55 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 18.59% 15.07% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 41 45
Median daily rate £325 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +180.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £35.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £35.00 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +8 39 £300 -12.72% 12
Kettering -2 3 £369 +13.46% 3
Wellingborough - 2 - - 2
Brackley 0 1 £240 -26.15% 1
Daventry - 1 £195 -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 44 (39.29%) ITIL
2 43 (38.39%) Microsoft
3 42 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 32 (28.57%) SCCM
5 31 (27.68%) Windows Server
6 30 (26.79%) MS Office
7 27 (24.11%) Windows 7
8 25 (22.32%) Windows 10
9 20 (17.86%) Linux
10 19 (16.96%) MS Excel
10 19 (16.96%) SQL Server
11 17 (15.18%) Windows XP
11 17 (15.18%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 16 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (14.29%) Intel Security
12 16 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (13.39%) Unified Communications
13 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (13.39%) VMware
13 15 (13.39%) SharePoint
13 15 (13.39%) Data Loss Prevention
14 14 (12.50%) MS Exchange
14 14 (12.50%) Citrix
15 13 (11.61%) SQL
16 12 (10.71%) Application Packaging
17 11 (9.82%) SAN
18 10 (8.93%) Finance
18 10 (8.93%) BitLocker

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.39%) SharePoint
2 14 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.57%) IIS
4 4 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (26.79%) MS Office
2 19 (16.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) OneDrive
2 6 (5.36%) Office 365
3 5 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.57%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.89%) PaaS
6 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.39%) Unified Communications
2 11 (9.82%) SAN
3 8 (7.14%) DNS
4 6 (5.36%) NAS
5 4 (3.57%) LAN
5 4 (3.57%) Skype
5 4 (3.57%) WAN
6 3 (2.68%) Firewall
6 3 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.79%) DHCP
7 2 (1.79%) Intranet
7 2 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.89%) 3G
8 1 (0.89%) ADSL
8 1 (0.89%) BGP
8 1 (0.89%) ICMP
8 1 (0.89%) Internet
8 1 (0.89%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Eclipse
1 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.68%) IntelliJ
1 3 (2.68%) JBehave
1 3 (2.68%) JIRA
1 3 (2.68%) JUnit
1 3 (2.68%) Maven
1 3 (2.68%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.89%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.89%) Selenium
2 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (8.93%) Finance
2 6 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.46%) Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Analyst
2 28 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 23 (20.54%) Support Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) Windows Support Engineer
5 13 (11.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (11.61%) Service Desk Engineer
6 12 (10.71%) Service Analyst
6 12 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (9.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (9.82%) Support Analyst
8 10 (8.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (8.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (8.04%) Applications Support
10 8 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
10 8 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
11 7 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (6.25%) Architect
11 7 (6.25%) Server Engineer
12 6 (5.36%) Desktop Support
12 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (2.68%) HTML
2 3 (2.68%) HTML5
2 3 (2.68%) JAXB
2 3 (2.68%) JSON
2 3 (2.68%) SAX
2 3 (2.68%) Spring
2 3 (2.68%) XML
2 3 (2.68%) XSLT
3 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Clustering
1 7 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.68%) Windows Server
2 27 (24.11%) Windows 7
3 25 (22.32%) Windows 10
4 20 (17.86%) Linux
5 17 (15.18%) Windows XP
6 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.57%) Android
8 4 (3.57%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (3.57%) Unix
9 3 (2.68%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.68%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.79%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.89%) AIX
11 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.29%) ITIL
2 17 (15.18%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 16 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (13.39%) Data Loss Prevention
5 12 (10.71%) Application Packaging
6 9 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.04%) ITSM
6 9 (8.04%) Service Management
7 8 (7.14%) Asset Management
7 8 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 8 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.25%) High Availability
8 7 (6.25%) Project Management
8 7 (6.25%) Release Management
8 7 (6.25%) SDLC
9 5 (4.46%) Migration
9 5 (4.46%) Server Virtualisation
9 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.61%) SQL
2 5 (4.46%) C
2 5 (4.46%) C#
3 4 (3.57%) C++
3 4 (3.57%) Python
4 3 (2.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (7.14%) Degree
3 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.57%) DBS Check
4 4 (3.57%) MCSE
4 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.79%) CCNA
6 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.89%) CCNP
7 1 (0.89%) CISM
7 1 (0.89%) CISSP
7 1 (0.89%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.89%) MCITP
7 1 (0.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.68%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.93%) BitLocker
3 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.36%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.68%) vSphere
5 3 (2.68%) XenApp
6 2 (1.79%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (28.57%) SCCM
2 6 (5.36%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.68%) SCOM
4 2 (1.79%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.89%) OVSD
5 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 43 (38.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 15 (13.39%) VMware
4 14 (12.50%) Citrix
5 6 (5.36%) BMC
5 6 (5.36%) Webroot
6 5 (4.46%) Dell
6 5 (4.46%) NetApp
6 5 (4.46%) Oracle
7 3 (2.68%) Cisco
7 3 (2.68%) HP
7 3 (2.68%) Perforce
8 2 (1.79%) EMC
8 2 (1.79%) Lotus
9 1 (0.89%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (0.89%) Juniper
9 1 (0.89%) Novell
9 1 (0.89%) Symantec
9 1 (0.89%) Teradata
9 1 (0.89%) WatchGuard
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